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Consumer Dynamics

Insights and research to interpret and act on our Consumer Confidence Index®, covering such topics as demographics and consumer behavior to help you identify opportunities for growth.

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Economic Indicators & Forecasting

A broad range of indexes, forecasts and projections to help you understand and anticipate the conditions of the economy that will most affect your business, now and in the future.

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Energy & Sustainability

Guidance and scenarios to inform your long-term, global energy strategy, helping you assess new energy sources, rising demand from emerging markets, political factors and the regulatory environment.

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Global Value Chains

Reports on the latest trends in the structure of global value chains, along with outsourcing, offshoring and business services, to position you to seize competitive advantage.

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Growth, Productivity & Competitiveness

A clear, cohesive picture of our outlook for the global economy, based on the forces that drive competitiveness and productivity, to help you maximize your global strategy.

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Innovation

Data and research to support your innovation strategy, ranging from traditional R&D to new ways of utilizing big data and cloud computing to your cultivation of creativity.

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Labor Markets

Metrics and analysis that support your decision making by illuminating labor supply and demand, as well as the human capital issues that help shape economies around the world.

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Marketing & Brand Strategy

Cutting-edge research into the business and financial value of brands, providing you with new understanding of customer market segments, ROI, image building and global brand strategy.

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Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy

A strategic view of your business environment, along with the different conditions that impact purchasing of goods and services, to enhance your procurement practices and decisions.

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Conferences

The 13th Annual Customer Experience Conference
04 - 05 May, 2017 (New York, NY)

13th Annual Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management Conference
28 - 29 March, 2017 (, )

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Publications

Unlocking Value from Integrated Corporate Communications and Marketing
September 2016 | Key Business Issues

We look at the trend toward integrating corporate communications and marketing and consider the various ways that these two functions working together can contribute value to corporations.

Unlocking Value from Integrated Corporate Communications and Marketing (CHRO Business Implications)
September 2016 | Key Business Issues

Human resources professionals might not know it, but they have an important role in the future of corporate communications and marketing. This overview explores how integrating these two functions could deliver big opportunities in HR.

Full Economy & Business Environment publication list

Webcasts

Inclusive Talent Management - How Business can Thrive in an Age of Diversity
04 October, 2016 | Special Webcast

Join our guest authors Stephen Frost and Danny Kalman as they argue that companies need to align talent management with diversity and inclusion if they want to gain competitive advantage. HRCI & SHRM credit available

Driving Leadership Development through Coaching
03 October, 2016 | Special Webcast

Join this webcast and hear strategies of how companies are implementing cutting-edge coaching initiatives. HRCI, SHRM, and CCE credit available 

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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.4%
  • Brazil 0.7%
  • China 0.9%
  • Euro Area 0.0%
  • France 0.8%
  • Germany 0.1%
  • India 0.7%
  • Japan 0.0%
  • Korea 0.4%
  • Mexico 0.2%
  • Spain 0.1%
  • U.K. 0.0%
  • U.S. 0.2%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
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  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website
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